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  • Amazon will sell its Kindle DX reader outside the U.S.

    Amazon.com is selling its Kindle DX with a 9.7 inch display in over 100 countries outside the U.S. It is available for pre-order starting Wednesday, with actual shipments scheduled for Jan. 19, Amazon said on Wednesday.

    Written by John Ribeiro06 Jan. 10 20:37
  • Amazon: Kindle for BlackBerry app coming soon

    Amazon.com plans to release a new, free Kindle for BlackBerry mobile application in near future, according to the company's Kindle Web page. The online retailer didn't specify when exactly the app will be released, but its Kindle page currently shows a BlackBerry icon atop the words "coming soon."The news of a Kindle for BlackBerry app is no surprise; rumors regarding a BlackBerry app for Kindle hit the Web months ago, but I hadn't heard or seen anything concrete until I just noticed the listing on Amazon's Kindle page.

    Written by Al Sacco17 Dec. 09 02:23
  • Amazon's data center outage reads like a thriller

    When an Amazon Web Services data center lost power early Wednesday, the company wrote about the unfolding event with the brevity and tension of one its bestselling pot boilers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau12 Dec. 09 05:36
  • Amazon called out over cloud security, secrecy

    Amazon's cloud computing service should not be used for applications that require advanced security and availability, the Burton Group analyst firm says in a report accusing Amazon of secrecy regarding its cloud data centers.

    Written by Jon Brodkin14 Nov. 09 09:16
  • Amazon Web Services to expand into Asia-Pacific

    Amazon Web Services will expand its footprint to Asia-Pacific during the first half of 2010, the cloud-computing infrastructure vendor said Thursday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus16 Nov. 09 08:17
  • Amazon simplifies payments with new PayPhrase system

    Amazon Payments has introduced a new way to pay at Amazon.com and a number of other web retailers. The service is called PayPhrase and lets users enter a phase and personal identification number to speed up the checkout process, it said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 Oct. 09 08:39
  • Better definitions of cloud services needed says Forrester

    Businesses should recognise the different types of cloud computing before they embark on a cloud project. That's according to Forrester Research, which has just produced a report looking at the types of cloud technology that are available.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter14 Oct. 09 07:12
  • Amazon takes Kindle global, lowers price

    Amazon plans to start selling its Kindle reader in over 100 countries and territories on Oct. 19, and<strong> the company has already started booking pre-orders for the device on its web site.</strong>

    Written by John Ribeiro07 Oct. 09 19:59
  • Swimming robot mimics Amazonian fish

    Taking a cue from nature, university researchers have built a swimming robot that is powered by a fin instead of a more boat-like propeller.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin22 Sept. 09 07:16
  • Amazon's 1984 Kindle credit: thank you, Big Brother!

    There are things that should be left enough alone and Amazon's Orwellian removal of the book "Nineteen Eighty-Four" from Kindle e-readers is one of them. Orwell would have gotten a kick out of this, yet Amazon seems to miss the humor in it.

    Written by David Coursey05 Sept. 09 03:47
  • Researchers find a new way to attack the cloud

    Amazon and Microsoft have been pushing cloud-computing services as a low-cost way to outsource raw computing power, but the products may introduce new security problems that have yet to be fully explored, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Written by Robert McMillan04 Sept. 09 05:43
  • Sony trumps Amazon with e-book reader

    E-books are doubtless the future of reading, and Sony's newest device, the "Reader Daily Edition" makes good by supporting on open e-book format. But, ouch, the sticker shock!

    Written by David Coursey26 Aug. 09 04:28